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what would you do with this kalanchoe?


 
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MargeSimpson
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: what would you do with this kalanchoe? Reply with quote

What would you do with this poor specimen of kalanchoe?
3 top heavy branches of leaves. It can't even hold itself up now.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just go by instinct....and if that was mine, I would cut it right back, pot it into fresh compost and a larger pot, and use the very tips of the prunings as cuttings to see if I could get more plants ( if you want more, that is....give them to friends if you don't )
Whenever my succulents get top-heavy and straggly that's what I do, and they always look the better for it after about a year.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sive, you've a good plan there.
Instinct is always good idea to follow.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I successfully created several more plants from cuttings. So now i am going to try and get them to flower. Apparently, putting them into darkness for 11/12 hours per day so that they hibernate, will force them to flower.

Does anyone know what the bumps are that appear on many of the leaves?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps the bumps are a type of oedema, caused by overwatering? I presume they are not mobile?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No definitely not mobile Shocked thank God. I usually let this plant get a little dry between waterings so not sure about over watering.
It maybe the plants form, but I can't find anything on the internet like it.
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